Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks

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Daddylongleg
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Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks

Post by Daddylongleg » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:00 am

In my system I use 2 hds (GPT-formated): one with WIN10-64 and second with Mint19.2-64 - installing Mint after Win10.
The boot-display lets me then choose the wanted OS. This works perfectly.
The problem arises when I try to restore a WindowsImageBackup to a new hd. The boot-display shows then following message:
"GNU GRUB 2.02, some text and the sign grub> " obviously expecting a command-input. After several unsuccesful trials,
using the command "exit" shows the normal boot-display. I suppose the grub-loader on Mint-disk doen't like the the new hd.
Has someone an idea how to solve this? Proposals are appreciated.

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Re: Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks

Post by tgwilt » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:16 am

Here is a link to a pretty comprehensive GRUB2 tutorial. Hope it helps

https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/grub-2.html

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Re: Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks

Post by tgwilt » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:21 am

Actually, there is a veritable treasure trove of information. Try using your favorite search engine and input something like:
GRUB How To

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Re: Mint 19.2 - Grub problem with dualboot disks

Post by Pierre » Sat Aug 17, 2019 2:36 am

if you have used that backup to restore a WindowsImageBackup to a new hdd,
and then get an Grub Prompt - - that usually will mean that the Grub Boot is pointing to the wrong drive.
- - or that drive no longer exists, or that the UUID is wrong, for the replacement drive.
either way - - the Grub Boot Loader can't find the correct Linux Partition on any drive. .. and thus fails.
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Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] - when your problem is solved!
and DO LOOK at those Unanswered Topics - - you may be able to answer some!.

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